AceShowbiz - Illumination Entertainment has released the first trailer for "The Grinch" after debuting the first footage during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics last month. The video shows the titular character's morning routine, from waking up to going out to do "mean things."
The misanthropic green creature is so annoyed when his alarm clock plays Pharrell Williams' relentlessly upbeat song "Happy" that he throws a book and a table lamp to the clock to stop the song. His loyal dog Max prepares a hot beverage with a frowny face floating on the surface for his boss before picking his outfit of the day.
The famous grump continues the day by going out to "do mean things and we will do them in style," he says to his dog. He visits a grocery store only to make things hard for shoppers while his theme song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" plays throughout.
In the end, the Grinch's day only gets miserable as he's slapped by a giant inflatable snowman, giving him enough reason to hate Christmas and all Christmas attributes.
The upcoming remake is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' 1957 children picture book about the famous grump, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Whoville when he runs out of food.
Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas.
Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice for the titular character, which was made famous by Jim Carrey in the 2000 live-action adaptation. Kaitlyn Maher will voice Cindy Lou Who, a young Who who thinks the Christmas spirit in Whoville is lost.
Pete Candeland and Yarrow Cheney are tapped to direct the animated reboot based on a screenplay by Michael LeSieur. Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri will serve as the producer alongside Janet Healy and Scott Mosier. Audrey Geisel will executive produce with Chris Renaud.
The movie was initially slated to arrive on November 10, 2017, before it's pushed back a year to November 9 this year.